Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

The countdown to 2016 has just about begun. If you’re like many people, you might be mulling over some New Year’s resolutions, such as hitting the gym more, learning a new language or taking a cooking class. All are worthy goals, but why not add some financial resolutions as well?

For example ...

... Pay yourself first.

Even if you aren’t living “paycheck to paycheck,” you probably don’t have much trouble spending your money – because there’s always something that you or a family member...

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It has been a frustrating few months for me when it comes to the movies. Repeatedly, I went to a movie that seemed sure to impress and walked away underwhelmed. I thought maybe it was me, that I had become hard to please, but the box office reports and critical consensus confirm that it has not been a great year for movies. Now that the really good films are coming out ahead of awards season, they’re all in limited release. That frustrates me even more. So, I turned to iTunes to see if any good...

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PSEUDONYM
by Dennis E. Hensley and Diana Savage
Whitaker House, PB
294 pages, 2016

Sheila Davis dreams of becoming a published author. When a scholarship allows her to attend a summer program at a nearby college, she jumps at the chance to leave her small-town life behind. Soon after arriving, however, Sheila finds herself in the center of a whirlwind romance that soon fades into fifteen years of menial labor and wasted time. Just when she’s given up hope, one final chance at living the life of...

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During this holiday season, you’ll likely be spending money, in various amounts and in various ways. And you can use this experience to teach your children about money management.

Here are a few ideas for doing just that:

•Stick to a budget.
Tell your children you’ve set aside a certain amount of money for gifts and holiday events, such as hosting parties, and that you won’t exceed it. And if you have saved money throughout the year in a special holiday fund, let your kids know about that...

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This fall, I’ve reviewed a string of movies that have good working parts that do not quite come together to make a good movie. For various reasons, they have fallen short of their intended tone, or simply fallen flat. Secret in Their Eyes continues this trend, featuring strong performances and interesting plot twists, but ultimately not delivering enough suspense or tension to live up to its Oscar-winning source material.

Set in Los Angeles in the aftermath of September 11th, Secret in Their...

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It’s almost Thanksgiving — a holiday that once celebrated the harvest season. Although many of us today may not be directly connected to agriculture, we still gather on Thanksgiving with our loved ones to share whatever “bounty” we may have. But this practice doesn’t have to begin and end with food. Why not incorporate the spirit of sharing into your overall financial strategy?

Here are a few suggestions for doing just that:
•Make financial gifts. You could give shares of stock to your loved...

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